More than 3,000 job aspirants got their appointment letters during the two-day job fair which saw around 130 companies from Mysuru and Bengaluru, including multinational companies, looking for the best candidates.
The selected candidates walked away with jobs with a minimum salary being Rs 4,000 and maximum being Rs 20,000 for various posts. More candidates were expected to get jobs as the selection process was still on when we went to the press.
The job fair, in its 12th edition, witnessed more than 60,000 candidates participating with a hope to walk away with lucrative deals from the companies. While more than 28,000 job aspirants registered online on myskillpage.com, the remaining candidates attended the fair through spot registration.
The fair was organised by MLA Somashekar’s Janaspandhana Trust, in association with District Administration, myskillpage.com, Karnataka State Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation at the Maharaja Grounds.
Candidates from various streams including ITI, BA, B.Sc, B.Com, MA, M.Sc, M.Com, MBA, BBM, Diploma, BE, B.Tech, M.Tech and other courses had participated at the fair while there were also opportunities for those who had passed SSLC and PUC.
Speaking at the valedictory of the job fair, MLC and State Youth Congress leader Rizwan Arshad underscored the growing mismatch between education and job opportunities in the city. He said that though Mysuru was recognised as an educational hub with number of colleges imparting education, less focus was given towards creating job opportunities.
“Education and job opportunities ought to go in parallel. Stress should be given on exploiting job opportunities for youth. Mysuru, having great tourism potential and scope for industries, needs systematic development in a way that it attracts more and more industries, ultimately creating more job opportunities,” Arshad said.
He appreciated Somashekar’s efforts to provide unemployed youth a platform to explore career opportunities. “I have travelled across the state and I know the situation at every constituency. There are only a few MLAs like him who think beyond their constituencies and have concern towards unemployed youth. His commitment to see youth being employed is commendable,” Arshad added.
Primary schooling being foundation of education, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait said that corporate companies were encouraged to undertake programmes under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to strengthen the primary schooling system in Karnataka.
As the job fair ends on Sunday evening, Somashekar has appealed to the job aspirants to keep visiting myskillpage.com for further updates about jobs and vacancies.